Haven’t posted in a while because I’ve been busy putting together the long-promised entry that links the Saturn Death Cult to the infamous Back Dahlia murder from 1947. Entitled ‘The Minotaur & The Black Dahlia Avenger – Part 1’, this is the curious story of how a major art movement from the inter-war years may have been the major influence in one of Los Angeles’ most brutal unsolved crimes. I say unsolved, but there is more to this than meets the eye.
I say there is more to this story than meets the eye because I keep discovering more new things each time I look at the subject of the Black Dahlia murder case. For those few who might not know of the case, in 1947 the city of Los Angeles awoke to the hideous scene of a murdered woman’s bisected corpse having been dumped along a suburban street in a then vacant lot. To say ‘dumped’ is a bit misleading because the killer clearly took the time to carefully arrange the murder victim’s corpse in a way that strongly suggested ritualistic motives. The killer was never caught and, ever since, the case has been a macabre mystery accentuated by the grisly crime scene and autopsy photos.
Then came the book Black Dahlia Avenger, the title coming from the name used by the killer to describe himself when contacting the media and LAPD. The author, a former LAPD homicide detective, made a stunning claim: The Black Dahlia Avenger was none other than his father, an elite Hollywood doctor called George Hodel.
The case made by Steve Hodel that his father was the culprit in the infamous killing caused a sensation at the time of the books release in 2003. Opinion on its merits was polarised, yet the case laid out in the book was compelling. What caught my attention was the art angle Steve Hodel had identified in the way the corpse was arranged. Having been a past fan of artists such as Salvador Dali and Max Ernst, I found it particularly disturbing to be confronted with the obvious parallels between surrealist art motifs and the shocking mutilations suffered by the Black Dahlia victim, Elizabeth Short. Understandably, it forced me to take a whole new look at the effects of ‘art’ on our culture and the origins of those effects.
While ‘The Minotaur & The Black Dahlia Avenger’ article does not get into the full evidence pointing to Dr. George Hodel as the killer, it does make the assumption that Steve Hodel’s case has strong merit. Having spent quite a bit of time brooding over the issue it s now pretty clear to me that two aspects to his case are irrefutable:
(1) George Hodel moved within the higher echalons of the surrealist art movement and was quite clearly entranced with its ideas and expressions.
(2) Surrealism had a highly dubious obsession with the visula image of the dissected/mutilated female torso – a motif that appears with alarming frequency in the movement’s major works.
Many readers of this website might be aware of the many Internet articles and sites linking popular celebrities to occult themes. Much has been written concerning the hidden mind control themes portrayed in the lyrics and videos of popular music while subliminal messages of control seem to also be a feature of modern Hollywood films. There is a strong suspicion out there that behind all the Hollywood glamour and glitz lies a very dark reality linked to occult practises. What investigating the Black Dahlia case does confirm is that there is indeed a dark undercurrent of elite murder and death in Hollywood and that it has been there for a long time. This undercurrent is at once both a frightening reminder and an indication of the type of mindset held by certain elites. It should be a warning to any who dream of a galmourous life in the Hollywood fast lane – possibly the same dream Elizabeth Short once held to.